(April 9, 2019)

Roanoke College received two grants to shore up the nation's history, literature, historic sites, regional traditions and cultural institutions.

The grants are from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is a federal agency that invests in humanities programs in the United States.

Roanoke will receive $97,785 for two projects.

An Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant of $62,785 will support the creation of a Humanities Collaboration Center on the ground-floor of Roanoke College’s Fintel Library.

The center will include a flexible, multimedia classroom and lecture venue for the humanities.

The College also received a $35,000 Humanities Connections Planning Grant to develop an interdisciplinary archaeological curriculum.

This helps incorporate skills and perspectives from the humanities and the sciences.

The project, titled “A Liberal Arts Approach to Archaeological Curriculum,” was one of only 19 Humanities Connections Planning Grants awarded in this funding cycle.